Julian Debreuil has garnered considerable praise in recent years for his tremendous vocal power and highly compelling acting. His warm, rich voice is perfectly suited to the Romantic and Verismo repertoire, although his musical versatility allows him to be equally persuasive in genres from the Baroque to the Contemporary.
Julian studied conducting, composition and singing at the Royal College of Music and the Solti Academia. He is the recipient of awards from the Wingate Foundation, English Speaking Union, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Royal Society of Musicians, Josephine Baker Trust and Countess of Munster Trust and was a finalist in the Schubert Society of London, London Song Festival, John Warner Memorial Award and the Hampshire National Singing Competitions. In addition, he was highly commended in the Wagner Society Singing Competition as having 'a powerful, attractive sound with a great deal of vocal colour'.
Engagements for the 2016-17 season included B Minor Mass J. S Bach with the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra; Briano in Aroldo Verdi for UCOpera; Sarastro in Die Zauberfloete Mozart for Charles Court Opera and OperaUpClose; A Sea Symphony Vaughan Williams with the Hull City Philharmonia; Johannes-Passion J. S. Bach with the Hull Bach Choir; Don Pizarro in Fidelio Beethoven for Longborough Festival Opera.
The 2017-18 season includes Oracle of Neptune in Idomeno Mozart and cover Alvaro in Alzara Verdi for Buxton Festival Opera; Sarastro in The Magic Flute Mozart at the Soho Theatre; Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky at the Arcola Theatre; Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky for Opera Loki; Jeptha Handel with the Hull Bach Choir; The Messiah Handel and Johannes-Passion J. S. Bach with the Purcell Orchestra; Stabat Mater Rossini with the Holland Park Choral Society; Maria Theresa Mass Haydn with the Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers; Missa Sancti Nicolai Haydn with the Grimsby Choral Society; In April Julian will perform the European premiere of Le Chant des Enfants des Etoiles, a major new choral work by the renowned Korean composer Unsuk Chin, with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.
In previous years Julian has performed roles for Iford Arts Festival, Opera Municipale, Le Theatre l'Italienne de Cherbourg, Le Theatre du Passage de Neuchatel, Salmiya Opera Theatre, Buxton Festival opera, Pop-Up Opera, Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Ravenna Opera Festival, Opera Project and OperaUpClose.
Recent concert work includes Messa da Requiem Verdi, Graffiti Lindberg, The Prussian Requiem Powell and Persephone Stravinsky with the Philharmonia Orchestra; The Dream of Gerontius Elgar with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra; The Apostles Elgar with the BBC Concert Orchestra; Elijah Mendelssohn with the London Mozart Players; Israel in Egypt Handel with the London Handel Players.